Yes ADHD is a real disorder it's classified and everything I also have it and add so saying its not you must know so much the world doesn't that's like saying PTSD isn't a real disorder or depression I do think its over diagnosed and the meds they put you on way to harsh it's basically a form of cocaine
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Last edited at 11:07AM on 2/19/2013
No.. ADHD is a made up condition. A child that is "diagnosed" with it generally has parents that do not pay enough attention to the child. If you take any decent psychology course you will know that a child needs CONSTANT direction. A child also wants and needs constant attention. Most people are incredibly self absorbed and do not give the child the attention that it needs or deserves. Therefore, this diagnosis came about. We also have medication available to make a child NOT care about seeking attention.... A diagnosis of ADD or ADHD helps the parent feel better about not having been a good parent. It helps relieve them of any of the personal responsibility. Pretty sad actually.... but hey, The pharmaceutical companies make good money from it.
i am NOT a bad parent. i am NOT a lazy parent. I read to my children, played games with them, was active outside with them, helped them with their homework-not doing it for them, but showing them how to come up with the answers on their own. we had 1000's of spelling bees and math quizzes. we made dozens of dioramas, the kids were active in sports and music programs of THEIR choosing. i had one child out of three natural children that has emotional illnesses, one of which is ADHD. i had three children came to live with me while their mom got her head on and two of those three were diagnosed with ADD for one, the other with ADHD. with a doctor's permission, i took one off of medication immediately as i felt it was unneeded and i was right. DO NOT TELL ME SOMETHING YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT! you did not live in my home while i was raising my kids.
It is real, however I feel it's highly over diagnosed. It seems any kid with energy or a small lack of focus gets the diagnosis. When I was younger in worked with children who had emotional or behavioral problems. An ADHD child on or off meds is like night and day.